EVERETT — A Shoreline woman who was a pioneer in the multimillion-dollar business of running drive-through brothels at Snohomish County bikini-espresso stands is now charged with two counts of promoting...
Date: 11/19/2014 | Local News
EVERETT — The city is moving to seize and sell several controversial bikini espresso stands that were once a front for a lucrative prostitution operation ran by a former exotic dancer.
Date: 11/12/2014 | Local News
HONG KONG — Hong Kong police said Saturday that they have arrested 19 people, some of whom are believed to have organized crime ties, after mobs tried to drive pro-democracy protesters from the streets where they have held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration.At...
Date: 10/04/2014 | Nation & World
SEATTLE — A man who led a drug and gun trafficking ring with his family was sentenced Friday to 27 years in federal prison.
Date: 09/26/2014 | Local News
Owner admits running brothels in coffee huts
Date: 09/02/2014 | Local News
EVERETT — A former nude dancer who jumped into the controversial bikini coffee stand business deposited more than $2 million in her bank in just three years.
Date: 08/28/2014 | Local News
“Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker” (Viking), by Doug J. Swanson
Date: 08/27/2014 | Entertainment
EVERETT — A downtown store owner is now facing criminal and civil sanctions based on allegations that he was running a food stamp fraud ring out of his business.Fraz "Tony" Mushtaq recently pleaded not guilty to a trio of felony charges stemming from
Date: 08/22/2014 | Local News
EVERETT — It was an unusual case in several ways.The investigation turned up 500 potential victims and nearly a half million dollars gained through a sophisticated scheme of stealing identities and racking up bills with ill-gotten credit.Snohomish County...
Date: 08/15/2014 | Local News
CASERTA, Italy — Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.Francis made a late-afternoon visit Saturday to Caserta, the main town in the turf of the Casalesi...
Date: 07/27/2014 | Nation & World
TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico — Mexico's government on Saturday began demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault-rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that had succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel from the western state of Michoacan when authorities couldn't.
Date: 05/11/2014 | Nation & World
BEIJING — A series of mysterious apparent suicides by Chinese officials in the past three weeks, including of two senior figures, has sparked debate and questions among ordinary people here, as well as a fresh round of online censorship.
Date: 04/11/2014 | Nation & World
ROME — Pope Francis has a warning for Italy’s mobsters: They will go to hell if they don’t repent and renounce their “blood-stained money and blood-stained power.”
Date: 03/22/2014 | Nation & World